Rosie the Riveter
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Rosie the Riveter

4.38 of 5 stars 4.38  ·  rating details  ·  13 ratings  ·  5 reviews
- One of few series that covers a broad range of major events throughout U.S. history.
- A proven, best-selling series that has been redesigned and completely rewritten.
- Includes lots of background information about WWII.
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published December 31st 2005 by Children's Press(CT) (first published November 2005)
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Richard
This book follows the importance of women in wartime. It tells of how women have traditionally moved to fill the jobs of men in wartime. In war men will leave to be soldiers and women are then desperately needed. It is not enough for the older men or disabled to fill these jobs. Wars will not be won without the support back home. WWI was thought to be 'the war to end all wars' but soon WWII came. The US didn't join at first because it simply wasn't ready, then it began producing supplies for Bri...more
Alex Baugh
In December 2010, I wrote about the death of Geraldine Hoff Doyle, whose photograph served as the prototype for Rosie the Riveter. Rosie immediately became a well-known figure for the country’s campaign to recruit women into the labor force during World War II. But women did so much more than riveting and Christine Petersen’s book Rosie the Riveter does much in explaining to young readers just what their great grandmother’s might have done outside the home to help the war effort.
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Abby Johnson
When you think about Rosie the Riveter, what do you think of? I think of women working in the factories in World War II. And yes, Rosie the Riveter was a publicity scheme to attract housewives to work in ordnance factories during the war. But did you know that women had lots of other jobs during the war? They drove ambulances, pumped gas, ran shops, and fought fires (among many other things!).

This is a very informative book that starts off with an overview of World War II and American involveme...more
Sara E.
I am currently editing a long ago written paper about the WASP. I checked out this book from the library to see if they were mentioned. I was glad to see they were covered, and with as much space as the other women's military service units combined.

Overall, a thorough, though brief and simple book that, though written for children, would be useful for anyone who needs a starter or crash course in WWII.
Angela
Great introduction to the 1930's and WWII.
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